July 9, 2016

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Blocky the Log Monster

Making "Blocky" the Log MonsterThis is a page about making "Blocky" the log monster. Blocky was made as a gift for a friend using an old piece of wood and a bit of creativity.


Old fashioned kitchen with white laminate cabinets and white Formica Counters

Transforming Old Formica CountertopsThis is a page about transforming old Formica countertops. After years of use Formica countertops can become dull and worn.


Silver pot with steam coming out of it against black background

Using Cooking Water for Watering PlantsThis is a page about use cooking water for watering plants. Nutrients and minerals such as calcium are released into the water as you cook eggs, veggies, and other foods such as pasta.


Close-up of a watermelon carved to look like a flower

Watermelon Centerpiece IdeasThe bright red and green colors of watermelon and its delicious sweet flavor make it a natural choice for seasonal centerpieces. This is a page about watermelon centerpiece ideas.


Cleaning shiny counter top with a cloth

Restoring the Shine on a Formica CountertopOver time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.


New Kitchen with cabinets and no counters

Color Suggestions for Counter TopsThis is a page about color suggestions for counter tops. Choosing the best color for your counter top is integral to creating the color scheme you want for your kitchen.


Rotisserie style chicken being made on a home BBQ

How to Make Grocery Store Rotisserie ChickenRecreating the tasty flavor and tender texture of a rotisserie chicken, like you can buy at the grocery, is possible to do in your own kitchen.



Homemade Cat Litter Box - deep storage container for litter box

Homemade Cat Litter BoxI love cats. But I hate the litter. They scatter it all around. Some dogs love to get into the litter. The smell can be terrible between changes. But I came up with a solution that is cheap and works well.


Roy sitting

Roy (Mixed Breed)I got him from a friend. He likes to lay next to me.


coffee filter around base of plant

Use Coffee Filters to Keep Weeds AwayI always put my spent coffee grinds around my flowers anyway, but started ripping the used filter halfway through then centering them around the base of my plants to keep down weeds and also keep roots moist. It's working great. The filters are safe and let water through, but keep out weed growth!



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Value of Savage Reel Lawnmower?I have a Super Chief reel lawnmower, Model 60. Says SAVAGE on the handle. Patent # 2043095. How much is it worth? Any ideas?


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Transplanting a Gooseberry Bush?One of my bushes had very small berries this year and I think it's too close to another bush. So when would be the best time to move it and does it need any special soil/treatment? It is 3 years old.


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17th Birthday Ideas?So I'm turning 17 on July 17th and I have no idea on what to do. And I really don't have many friends to do fun activities with. So, what should I do?


closeup of tag

Dog Has Blood Colored Tag on Chest?I just noticed my female 7 yr old Pit Bull/Lab mix Has what looks like a blood clot tag on her chest right by her front leg. it doesn't seem to cause her and pain. I thought maybe I could just squeeze the blood clot out, but it isn't moving.


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Hardy Hibiscus Flowers Once?My hardy hibiscus plants bloom wonderfully when they first flower, but the buds following the first blooming dry up and fall off. These are supposed to bloom throughout the summer. Why is this happening?


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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica?What is a fair price for a 1988 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica?


Lump on back of dogs leg above paw

Lump on Back of Dog's Leg Above Paw?I have noticed a lump on the back of my dog's leg above the paw. The lump is on both legs, but I never noticed it before.


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Car Heater Stuck on Defrost Mode?The heater/air blower is stuck on defrost mode.


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Clear Drying Glue for Gluing Glass to Paper?I am doing some sea glass pictures where I need to glue the sea glass to cardstock paper. What is a good glue that will dry clear so that you can't see the glue through the sea glass on the paper after it dries?


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Selling a Thomas Kinkade Library Edition Print?I have a framed Thomas Kinkade Victorian Garden 2 library edition. I know who the artist is just not the value of this or the difference between the regular print or library one or if there is one. Or how to go about selling it.


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Repairing a Pop Up Tent?How do you find and replace the bed canopy pipe that holds up the canvas over the popup's bed chamber?


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Bedroom Paint Color Advice?I want to change the color of my bedroom. My bedroom furniture and bedroom set is black and the carpet I got is white, but I don't know what colors will look nice on the walls. I was thinking probably of painting the ceiling white and two walls gray and two burgandy.


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Making Grommet Curtains?Is a light weight material such as polyester OK to use to make grommet curtains?


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Removing Permanent Marker from a Backpack?When I was in like third grade I decided to write my school's name in Sharpie on my little backpack. I'm now a sophomore and I have tried and tried, but can't get it out of the backpack.


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